Floor Screeding Tonypandy Wales (CF40): When you are restoring your Tonypandy home with uneven or damaged floors, or perhaps converting a cellar or basement into a useful living area, an experienced floor screeding specialist can provide you with a firm starting point. A screed is used to generate a smooth floor surface over a concrete sub-base and give a level foundation for your choice of top flooring material. Floor screeding can provide a high quality and durable floor surface for any room.
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A reputable floor screeding contractor in Tonypandy will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size or shape of room you're renovating. They'll be able to advise you on the correct type of screed that your project requires, and the best methods for applying and installing it.
The screeding contractor will also inform you if a structural engineer is necessary for your undertaking, to check on point loadings, flex strength and load bearing that your flooring might require to conform with current British Standards and building regulations.
A skilled and qualified work force is necessary for a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor through the use of the right kind of screed for the proposed purpose of your room. The correct blend of screed and the methods used in laying it are also important to guarantee the ultimate intergrity of your floor surface.
Before picking out a floor screeding company from any based in the Tonypandy area, ask to what standard of finish they're basing their quote, and also ensure that you get two or three estimates. The quote should be based on what's known as the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different standards of finish, with SR1 offering the highest quality, with the smallest amount of deviation over the surface area. An SR2 or SR3 standard may mean there are ridges or flat spots that may cause problems when laying your final flooring surface (wood, tile, carpet etc).
The guidelines and regulations laid down in the British Standards BS8204 must be observed by any Tonypandy floor screeding contractor and they should also be approved by the manufacturers of any specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to prove their safe working practices and competence. The assessment and training of a floor screeding contractor by such manufacturers is underlined by the use of the accreditation scheme, and offers assurances of reliability and safe working practices on any project which involves their materials.
Commercial screeders in Tonypandy will probably undertake screeding projects in schools, factories, shopping centres, salons, hospitals and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Widely used in residential projects where the combination of sand and cement is good for everyday floor traffic use. The ratios involved in standard screeds are 5 parts sand to 1 part cement. Once its been laid this 5:1 ratio dries at a rate of 1mm each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed designed for high load and heavy traffic areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is essential.
Polymer Screeds - When a reduced thickness of floor is needed on account of building requirements, a polymer screed provides a high strength solution to this problem. The drying times for these vary in accordance with product guidelines.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If there's a need to press ahead urgently with the work due to time constraints, this screed dries much faster than standard screeds. Drying at a rate of three to seven millimetres, depending on the mix, they are usually a fibre reinforced screed and are great for projects which have tight schedules.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - A latex and cement solution which can produce the highest standard of finish to SR1 levels. Mainly used to improve a poor substrate level or damaged floor so as to lay a brand new flooring surface, such as tiling on the top of it. This liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but still provides a high strength base to take a selection of flooring finishes.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - Used mostly with underfloor heating and is the recommended choice in such projects. The fibres in this screed mix enhance it's durability and strength while also safeguarding against thermal cracking and shrinkage. The screed will set hard at a rate of roughly 1mm/day.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is crucial for a high quality screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. Any paint, oil, debris and grease on the existing floor level can adversely affect the bonding of the screed, and should be eliminated.
If any cleaning products are used during this stage it is vital to make certain that no residues of detergents or soaps are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. If screeding over a stone or cement floor then all cracks should be repaired to prevent them from "travelling" up through a screed layer and resulting in imperfections on the finished floor surface. An experienced Tonypandy screeding contractor will take note of these problems during the site survey and ensure that all preparations are completed before moving on to the next steps in the screeding process.
Before any screeding can be laid a DPM (damp proof membrane) will have to be installed to protect the screed and final flooring from dampness. Different thicknesses of polythene sheeting could be used as a DPM and also serve as a barrier for the screed and any insulation materials.
An additional air-tight barrier may be required if your home is in an area that's regarded as susceptible to radon gas. If radon gas occurs in large amounts then a complete ventilation system may be installed underneath the screed which will extract any gases that are seeping in from the ground.
Once these steps have been taken the screeding company will apply a primer or sealer to the prepared floor base. Primers and sealers help with the bonding process and are specialist applications according to the sort of screed that's being used. These products require skilled contractors to apply them in the right ratios by using bespoke equipment, such as airless sprays.
If required, this is the time that underfloor heating can be laid out in the correct manner and installed. The cables and heating pipes are firmly mounted on insulation panels to stop any movement and ensure they're positioned correctly. Warmth is evenly spread across a floor area in a properly fitted underfloor heating system, and with it being an effective method of heating, it is a great choice for many Tonypandy renovation projects.
The screed can now be mixed and prepared in situ and poured onto the base. Your intended use of the room will help your screeding contractor on what kind of floor screed is best for your requirements. Bear in mind that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk on any screeded surfaces and a minimum three days before any flooring can be fitted. Manufacturer's drying instructions for standard and heavy duty screeds should be observed so as to achieve a quality finish and provide an even and stable floor surface.
As soon as the screed has hardened it can be quality checked to determine its SR standard. Using a two metre straight-edge the surface is examined for any deviations, dips and ridges in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less as measured over the entire area shows your screed floor to be of the finest quality and categorised as SR1.
- SR2 - If the floor surface has a deviation from the straight-edge of 5mm or less it is classified as SR2 quality and is the normal standard for commercial and industrial projects.
- SR3 - For other floors where the quality of finish is fairly unimportant SR3 is the classification and should have a deviation measurement of ten millimetres or less.
If your screeding has been laid with specific load bearing requirements in mind then a structural engineer is going to be needed to perform these soundness tests. Using specialist equipment the engineer will ascertain the screeding strength and suitability of use in a load bearing setting. The screed layer could be given a drop hammer test to determine strength and flexibility in specific areas. Any screed flooring that has load bearing requirements must be approved by a trained structural engineer respecting the BS8204 regulations. (Tags: Floor Screed Tonypandy, Floor Screeding Tonypandy, Floor Screeding Services Tonypandy, Screeding Tonypandy).
Floor screeding services are available in Tonypandy and also in nearby places like: Pontygwaith, Cymmer, Clydach Vale, Gelli, Trealaw, Trebanog, Penrys, Edmondstown, Evanstown, Williamstown, Penygraig, Llwyncelyn, Wattstown, Stanleytown, Ystrad, Ynyshir, Porth, and in these postcodes CF40 1JU, CF40 1PU, CF40 1RS, CF40 1NE, CF40 1ES, CF40 1RN, CF40 1JS, CF40 1AP, CF40 1QL, CF40 1RY. Local Tonypandy floor screeders will probably have the postcode CF40 and the telephone code 01443. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get info on screeding services in your location.
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Some Tonypandy areas and streets where screeding work has recently been done - Thomas Street, School Terrace, Waun Road, Clos Gellifaelog, Danycoed Terrace, Park Place, Kenry Street, River View, Glen View Street, Green Acre Drive, Church Street, Fern Terrace, Brynhyfryd, De Winton Street, Chapel Street, Berw Road, Charles Street, Old Street, Davies Street, Primrose Street, Llwynypia Road, Derwydd Road, as well as these Tonypandy area postcodes: CF40 1JU, CF40 1PU, CF40 1RS, CF40 1NE, CF40 1ES, CF40 1RN, CF40 1JS, CF40 1AP, CF40 1QL, CF40 1RY.
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